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Parade Time!


Crowds are departing the inauguration for the inaugural parade, which features all branches of the military

And it Begins


by Bianca Strzalkowski The crowd just erupted in cheers as President Donald Trump officially became Commander-in-Chief. Surrounded by his family, he took the oath using President Lincoln’s bible. Ladies and Gents, we have a new 45th President of these United States.

Donald J. Trump Becomes 45th President of the United States


Former presidents and political friends and foes joined together on the West side of the Capitol on a rainy Friday when Donald J. Trump took the oath of office and became the 45th President of the United States. Tens of thousands of people lined the mall and the streets of Washington, D.C. to catch a glimpse of […]

Military Center Stage for Inaugural Events


by Bianca Strzalkowski This week’s inaugural events showcase the pomp and circumstance that can only the Armed Forces can deliver. More than 8,000 people will follow the President and Vice President as they proceed 1.5 miles from the Capitol to the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue, continuing a tradition that began with Thomas Jefferson in […]

About 7,500 Guard Soldiers and Airmen join forces with civilian agencies on inauguration


by Steve Marshall, National Guard Bureau The day before Donald J Trump raises his hand to take the oath as the 45th president of the United States, National Guard members from all over the nation and territories rehearsed their roles to support the 58th Presidential Inauguration. At last count, more than 7,500 National Guard Soldiers and […]

It’s Getting Real!


Bianca Arrives in Washington by Bianca Strzalkowski  “It was a surreal moment arriving in D.C. knowing the weight of the moment that is about to happen. It isn’t a Republican moment or a Democrat moment — the partisan colored glasses are off. Like most military spouses, my life exists far from the bubble of the nation’s capital. The […]

Making it Work


by Bianca Strzalkowski One military spouse fulfills a need for returning service members.. When wars began in Iraq and Afghanistan, no one forecasted what to expect from service members returning to American soil — or, what overwhelming price would be paid by those answering that call. The military community soon realized that when troops came […]

Paying for College


by Andrea Downing Peck Attending a top-flight college can turn into a financial nightmare if a diploma from your dream school leaves you — or your child — drowning in student loan debt. According to the College Board, annual college costs in 2017 will top $42,000 at private colleges and reach nearly $21,500 at in-state […]

Veteran to attempt 200 ton weight lift for Fisher House charity


Some people say they support veterans, others attempt to lift 200 tons of to prove it.  James Frick, a military veteran himself, wants to help our injured veterans and their families as much as he can.  To do this, he will be attempting to lift 200 tons of weight in 2 hours on March 4th to raise funds for Fisher House Foundation, which provides […]

Last Call: Military Finances


More than 83% service members pay all of their bills on time and have no debts in collection —significantly more than the national population who are more likely to struggle to pay bills, get calls from collectors and consider bankruptcy. Nearly 9 in 10 service members (87%) have savings (excluding retirement). In fact, while almost […]